Install subclipse in Eclipse

NOTE: These instructions are for Eclipse version 3.2.6 and subclise version 1.6.x

1. JavaHL is required by Subclipse.  If you use a 64-bi version JVM then you need to provide a 64-bit version of JavaHL.  One such distro you can get from here:

With that package installed, Subclipse should find JavaHL on PATH and just work.

2. Open the Eclipse program

3. From the Help drop down menu select “Install New Software”

4. Select Add… button to specify a remote site

5. Enter the following info:

Name: Subclipse 1.6.x (Eclipse 3.2+)

6. Select the subclipse package to install and restart Eclipse once it has finished.


Install Eclipse Windows 7 64-bit

So I recently ran into a couple hiccups trying to install Eclipse on Windows 7.

# I downloaded Eclipse and attempted to install and was prompted with this error.

A Java Runtime Enviroment(JRE) or Java Developmet Kit(JDK) must be available in order to run Eclipse.No Java virtual machine was found after searching the following locations: C\:Users\User\Desktop\eclipse-java-helios-SR1-win32\eclipse\jre\bin\javaw.exe in your current PATH.

Not having Java installed I headed over to and downloaded the 32-bit version of Java, edited my PATH environment variable and tried again.  This time I received an

Unable to load *.dll error so after more google searching I read somewhere there are issues if you install the 64-bit version of Eclipse, you need to install the 64-bit version of Java.

Headed back over to with IE (64-bit) and was able to download the 64-bit version of Java. Installed it and had no errors installing Eclipse.